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ICANN sends breach notice to Pheenix
Domain name registrar has gone M.I.A. ICANN has sent a breach notice (pdf) to domain name registrar Pheenix, giving it until May 14 to shape up or face losing its accreditation. Pheenix was a popular registrar for domain name investors because of a d...
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April 25, 2021, 11:14 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
MMX shareholders approve asset sale to GoDaddy
Shareholders vote to proceed with the sale. Shareholders in MMX (aka Minds + Machines) voted today to approve a sale of the company’s assets to GoDaddy. The decision is not a surprise; MMX already said it had enough votes to approve the sale. F...
Discussion
April 23, 2021, 4:34 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign raises guidance after strong first quarter
The domain market is sizzling as more companies go online. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported first quarter earnings yesterday along with domain growth that exceeded expectations. The registry processed 11.6 million new .com and .net domain name regist...
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April 23, 2021, 1:01 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Stands4 sues Dan.com over Calculator.com transaction
Company that bought a stolen domain name sues Dan.com and John Doe thief. A publisher is suing Dan.com after it paid $180,000 for a stolen domain name using Dan.com. Stands4 paid $180,000 last year to acquire Calculator.com. It then spent $50,000 dev...
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April 22, 2021, 6:31 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.Spa launch muddied by court order
Ownership fight and a battle over premium domains have thrown doubt into .spa’s launch this week. A ruling by a Hong Kong court has muddied the planned launch of the .spa top level domain in sunrise this week. The court responded to a lawsuit a...
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April 22, 2021, 3:14 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Scammers target Australian domain owners
Perpetrators posing as Australia’s domain name registry are requesting identification documents. auDA, the organization that oversees Australia’s .au domain names, has issued a second warning this year about scammers targeting .au domain ...
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April 22, 2021, 1:37 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
U.S. Gov says o.com auction is not an issue after all
The government appears to back off four months after questioning Verisign’s proposed o.com sale. A few months after a National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) official objected to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) auctioning off ...
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April 21, 2021, 10:03 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
CIIDRC issues its first reverse domain name hijacking ruling
Panel finds water utility compliance company Klir guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. The Canadian International Internet Dispute Centre (CIIDRC), a UDRP forum accredited by ICANN in 2019, has issued its first reverse domain name hijacking decis...
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April 21, 2021, 3:28 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
End user domain sales up to $2 million
A movie studio, a sales automation platform, and a collections agency bought domain names. Sedo’s blockbuster sale of Angel.com leads its end user sales list this week. The second-highest sale at Sedo this week was 1of1.com. I can’t figur...
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April 21, 2021, 1:37 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Car warranty company upgrades to Olive.com
Company moves from GoGetOlive.com to Olive.com. A company that sells extended service plans for cars has acquired the domain name Olive.com. Olive previously used the domain GoGetOlive.com for its olive brand of car service plans. It now forwards the...
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April 20, 2021, 9:15 pm
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